How to install Microsoft Office 2016 on a Chromebook -Revised Tutorial


Today we are looking at how to install Microsoft Office 2016 on a Chromebook with Crossover 20.  Please follow the video/audio guide as a tutorial where we explain the process step by step and use the commands below.

Please note that you need a valid Office 2016 product key.  If you need Office 2016 in another language, please let us know in a YouTube comment.

This tutorial will only work on Chromebooks with an Intel or AMD CPU (with Linux Apps Support) and not those with an ARM64 architecture CPU.

If you have any questions, please contact us via a YouTube comment and we would be happy to assist you!

Please take note that with the release of Chrome OS 89,  the location of Linux Apps has been changed in the Chromebook’s settings.  Have a look at this tutorial, to see how to turn on Linux apps and then continue with the installation tutorial.

Commands Used:
1) sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 
2) sudo apt update
3) sudo apt install libjpeg62 libnss-mdns:i386 libglu1-mesa:i386 libxcursor1:i386 libxrandr2:i386 libcapi20-3:i386 libfontconfig1:i386 libgsm1:i386 libldap-2.4-2:i386 libmpg123-0:i386 libopenal1:i386 libosmesa6:i386 libpulse0:i386 libsane:i386 libv4l-0:i386 libxcomposite1:i386 libxinerama1:i386 libxml2:i386 libxslt1.1:i386


Download Crossover:
https://www.codeweavers.com/crossover/

Download Office 2016 (we uploaded the package to MEGA as our Google Drive filled up):



We mention in the video, that you can run Crossover for free if you do not want to/or can't afford the license fee.  It is a bit tricky but possible.  So to do this download the trial period of Crossover,  and install it, as seen in the video.  Use Crossover for the free trial period of two weeks.  After your two weeks are finished,  remove your Linux Apps in your system settings (you will lose all your Linux Apps and Linux Folder, in your file manager) and then turn it on again and setup Crossover and Office 2016 again.  We know it is not convenient, but it works!

As for the Office 2016 installer we use in the video.  We installed Office 2016 on a Chromebook, and then exported it as a deb package, without changing anything about it.  So, if you choose to use this installer, you will agree with Crossover installation terms, the dependencies which Office 2016needs, and 
Office 2016 agreements.  Nothing bad or illegal.

All Currently Supported Chromebooks with Linux Apps (Crostini) support

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